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The overall finish is excellent, and little touches such as the padded edge on the lounge lockers add a sense of quality.
The main corridor is wide enough for couples to move around without stepping on each others’ toes, and recessed spotlights around the low-profile sunroof mean even six-footers can walk around freely. However, when the washroom door swings out it clashes with the fridge door.
For access, the Adria is a winner. It has a grab handle by the entrance door, plus a recessed entrance step that is low to the ground. Other positives include the position of the heating controls, beneath the kitchen worktop, which means you can adjust them from the bed.
On the road
Unlike some compact motorhomes, this one has a rear window to help with reversing and overall visibility, although there is no reversing camera. It also has red colour-coded panels on the dashboard which, while a little garish to some tastes, show attention to detail.
The Ducato cab is a comfortable place to be, with a couple of centimetres more headroom than a Transit-based ’van, and twin armrests. Cab blinds are standard.
Lounging & dining
Lounging is not especially comfy because there is no decent method for dismantling or stowing the dining table. However, you do get a fully swivelling bracket for a flatscreen TV plus a funky LED strip light above the nearside window – and the back of the offside single seat doubles as a cupboard door. This saves space but makes the seat shallower because of the cupboard behind it, and so forces you to sit bolt upright.
Food storage is good, but the bottom drawer is slightly obstructed by the steps up to the bed.
The extra single bed is a standard size. It feels well supported by the main dinette table and has flush-fitting cushions.
The garage is a good size but the offside wardrobe is shallow because it is behind the single seat. However, it is at a good height and has a transverse hanging rail that slides out.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Extractor fan
Thetford C-250 toilet, Shower curtain
An attractive ’van with an intelligent design and a compact layout that works. Good levels of comfort and equipment.
- Good sleeping options
- A great kitchen
- It squeezes a lot into a small space
- The offside single seat is uncomfortable
- Fixed steps obstruct the corridor